Audiology in Minnesota

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The Division of Audiology in Minnesota, a part of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, annually serves the needs of more than 20,000 patients with hearing and balance problems. The staff consists of approximately 20 audiologists who care for adults and children. Specialized evaluations for balance disorders also are offered in the state-of-the-art Vestibular and Balance Testing Laboratory.


Audiology services are provided for individuals of all ages and include:

  • Auditory evoked potentials
  • Aural rehabilitation classes
  • Balance/vestibular testing
  • Cochlear implants
  • Comprehensive hearing evaluation
  • Computerized dynamic posturography
  • Custom ear protectors
  • Electroacoustic assessments of hearing aids
  • Electronystagmography
  • Hearing aid evaluation and dispensing
  • Hearing and balance disorders
  • Hearing tests
  • Immittance testing
  • Implantable hearing aids (BAHA system)
  • Infant hearing screening program
  • Pediatric audiological testing
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Rotary-chair testing
  • Swim molds
  • Tinnitus counseling


  • Cynthia A. Hogan, Ph.D.
  • Gayla Poling, Ph.D.
  • Neil T. Shepard, Ph.D.
  • Ann Anderson, Au.D.
  • Christopher Bauch, Ph.D. (supplemental)
  • Lee Belf, Au.D.
  • Natasha Bertsch, Au.D.
  • Alyce Breneman, Au.D.
  • Mary Helen Briggler, Au.D. (supplemental)
  • Melissa De Jong, Au.D.
  • Brittany Dowling, Au.D.
  • Jane Gilbert, Au.D.
  • Adam Goulson, Au.D.
  • Kayla Goulson, Au.D.
  • Kathryn Kerst, M.A.
  • Joscelyn Martin, Au.D.
  • James McPherson, M.S.
  • Melanie Meldrum, Au.D.
  • Richard Neff, M.S. (supplemental)
  • Janalene Niichel, Au.D.
  • Amy Olund, Au.D.
  • Ann Peterson, M.A. (supplemental)
  • Katherine Teece, Au.D.
  • Alison Van Amber, Au.D.

Extended Team Members

Cochlear Implant Team

  • Alyce Breneman, Au.D.
  • Melissa De Jong, Au.D.
  • Brittany Dowling, Au.D.
  • Amy Olund, Au.D.
  • Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D.
  • Becky Baas, M.A.